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U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:25am
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Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.

Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in...

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@Salondotcom lives on in the heart of @Salon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:29pm
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@Salondotcom was a brilliant parody account mocking Salon.com (@Salon), run by a couple of libertarian guys.

The parodies were pitch perfect, making it difficult to tell if it was the real thing, or not.

Apparently the parody account upset someone, because it has been kicked off Twitter.

I just pulled some recent...

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@SCOTUSblog trolls confused haters on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:40am
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By now you’ve seen Monday’s Supreme Court decisions here and here, which – quite predictably – set off a nuclear reaction on Twitter.

Some of that outrage was misguidedly directed at SCOTUSblog by angry tweeters who thought they were surely tweeting the actual Supreme Court Justices. But as many of us know,...

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If you don’t ReTweet this, the CIA will drop a drone on your head

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:15pm
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Personally, I’m partial to Rush Limbaugh’s first tweet:

But this one by the CIA is pretty good, too:

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Touré! Touré! Touré!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 10:00am
http://youtu.be/H0JitAtpzv4

That would be Touré! Neblett, who is being Touré! once again.

I can no longer ignore this.

Too many readers are posting it on the Tip Line, emailing it to me, tweeting it at me.

Here are a couple of the key tweets:

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Turkey to lift ban on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:03pm
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The government of Turkey says it is lifting a recent ban on Twitter after a court ruling declared that the ban violated freedom of expression.

From the Associated Press:

Turkey’s government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the block is a...

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Guess what is the most common racial slur on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:20pm
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Demos, a left-wing Soros-Open Society affiliated UK think tank, did a study of “slurs” on Twitter.

The Daily Mail Reports, Just how racist is Twitter?

10,000 racist tweets are sent ever day, a major new study into racism on social networks has discovered.

Research by the think tank Demos found the biggest insult was...

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We interrupt MSNBC bashing for breaking news about racist snow storm

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/atlanta-other-parts-of-south-paralyzed-by-ice-snowstorm/

I swear, Slate.com must be messing with my head.

Three days ago I had the Saturday Night Card Game all lined up. The MSNBC tweet heard round the world about conservatives hating biracial families just landed on my lap, the easiest SNCG post ever:

Kaboom — Michelle Malkin ripped MSNBC’s throat out:

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#WhiteWomanPrivilege meets Festivus: The airing of bitter intra-feminist racial grievances

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:37pm
White Woman Privilege

We have noted before the tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists.

Sometimes it breaks out into a Twitter War, as it did when #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashed bitter intra-feminist racial grievances.

Or when Joan Walsh of Salon.com got into a twitter war with some ladies who did not like Walsh’s condescending...

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The worst Twitter day of all time

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:20pm
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Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time.

Or at least the worst that I remember.

Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above.

The tweet went viral.  Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot...

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Facebook still leads as social media news source

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00am
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Pew Research is out with another installment on its study of News Use across Social Media Platforms, some of which may be helpful to activists in the political grassroots movement.

Facebook leads the way as a social media platform for news consumers.  64% of US adults are on Facebook, with 47% of...

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The Republican Brand

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:46am

A conversation I had with myself on Twitter this morning.

Just because I could.

(added) Be sure to read Anne’s study on how embarrassed Republicans were of the Republican Brand long before the current “shutdown,” New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican.

Also available on Storify.

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Cruz leapt while Obama slept

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00pm
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We didn’t do a Tweet of the Year in 2012 for laziness no good reason, but our Tweets of the Year in 2011 were pretty strong.

This tweet has me thinking we need to bring back the competition.

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Today in “Twitter brings out the best in people” – UPDATED

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
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or more precisely, who they really are.

Allan Brauer, Communications Director for the Sacramento Democratic Party wished Amanda Carpenter’s children slow painful deaths from incurable diseases (via

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Former NFL player turns to social media to track down partying teens who trashed his house

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00pm

How would you like to find out on Twitter that your house was in the process of being trashed by hundreds of partying teens?

That’s apparently what happened to former NFL player Brian Holloway.  And now he’s trying to teach those kids a lesson, but not in the way that you...

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Your angry tweets are probably polluting Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

Researchers studying China’s equivalent of Twitter have found that anger tends to be the most influential emotion on the social network.  It spreads the fastest and most broadly, more than several other categories of emotion.  The findings could offer insight into studying how information spreads on other social networks like Twitter.

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To delete a tweet, or not to delete a tweet, that is the question

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:51am

With a news cylce measured in seconds and minutes, not even hours, there are plenty of mainstream media mistakes, as I wrote yesterday, One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours.

Piers Morgan, for example, ran wild over the fact that the shooter used an AR-15,...

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